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Halloween-spiration

This weekend, I had the best time in the kitchen cooking up lots of spooky treats – see my recipe for Halloween Honey-Nut Biscuits if you haven’t already! For the cupcakes in this post, I just stuck to a super simple and totally familiar recipe from the BBC. I’d had impeccably good luck with the biscuit experiment, so I’d have been a fool to try something complicated. But I wanted to share these with you to showcase some of the wicked stuff you can find on the shelves this year for Halloween. It’s kind of a running joke in my house that I’m a slave to consumerism. I can’t help but spend on novelty decorations to mark occasions – but aren’t you glad I did? It all makes for such pretty pictures! Scroll down to find out where you can find everything pictured.. Cupcake Halloween Decorations  Chocolate Pumpkins Plastic Spiders – Sainsbury’s in-store Pumpkin Fairylights Pumpkin Candle Skeletons – Sainsbury’s in-store What are your Halloween traditions? Decorations you bring out year after year, favourite recipes, I …

Halloween Honey-Nut Biscuits

If you’re searching for Halloween treats fit for grown-ups in amongst the crazy monster-themed bakes floating around Pinterest this month (don’t worry, I’ve covered that too – watch this space) you’ve come to the right place. These biscuits are crunchy, indulgent and more Autumnal than a micropig snuffling through crispy golden leaves. I used what is commonly known as “pumpkin spice mix” to flavour these, but I categorically refuse to label them as pumpkin spice biscuits because there’s no pumpkin in them. The honey roasted peanuts are a particularly naughty addition, but I like to think that calories just don’t count if it’s not Summer and it’s the weekend. Makes 24 biscuits 275g plain flour 150g golden caster sugar 1/2 tsp salt 150g butter (salted or unsalted) 1 large egg, beaten 2 tbsps ground cinnamon 2 tsps ground ginger 2 tsps ground nutmeg 1 tsp ground allspice 50g honey roasted peanuts Pre-heat your oven to Gas Mark 4 (conversions here) Mix together all your dry ingredients except the nuts (flour, sugar, salt and spices) in …